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Your car’s alternator is responsible for charging the battery, which subsequently powers the accessories, engine, and headlights. If you have a bad alternator, it needs to be serviced as soon as possible. Watch the video to learn more about the symptoms of a bad alternator.

One of the most common symptoms of a bad alternator is that your car’s engine won’t start. If the alternator is overcharging the battery, you might end up smelling a rotten-egg odor. In either case, a car alternator problem will likely cause your check engine light to illuminate. For more tips on determining whether you have a faulty alternator, watch the video clip.

Take your car to Murray’s Auto Clinics to get your alternator checked out. Visit our website to learn more about our family-owned car repair shop in Silver Spring and to see our locations around Maryland. You can also call us at 301-585-7557 if you have a specific question for one of our experienced auto repair technicians.